Are you or someone else in immediate danger?

Quick Exit
Find A Helpline logo

Helplines in Canada.

All topics
Youth
Children

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, multilingual, e-mental health service for young people accessible from any community...


Text

Call

Online Chat

All topics
Youth

Youthspace.ca is a free online crisis & emotional support chat service for youth under 30 across Canada. We don’t give advice...


Text

Online Chat

LGBTQ+

LGBT National Hotline offers free and confidential support by phone and online chat. We are here for the LGBTQ+ community in...


Call

Online Chat

All topics
Everyone

The Listening Ear is dedicated to providing free, compassionate and confidential support over the phone. We are here to help...


Call

Faith-based
Parents
Women

Nisa Helpline is a Project of the Nisa Foundation. We are a registered not-for-profit Canadian charity that offers a free,...


Call

Illustration of two people inside separate phones working together to bandage a wounded heart, representing online empathy

Self-harm helplines are available in Canada

Self-harm is when you purposely hurt yourself as a way to cope with difficult emotions. Self-harm may bring you relief from intense emotional pain, but the relief is often short-lived. If you struggle with the following, there are 6 helplines available in Canada that can offer you support:

  • Coming up with excuses and ways to explain self-inflicted injuries
  • Not looking after your physical health (e.g. not eating, not taking care of wounds or injuries)
  • Feeling like you need a physical release for your emotions
  • Looking for a way to escape the emotional pain
  • Feeling like your emotions are too difficult or overwhelming to deal with
  • Searching for ways to self-harm
  • Craving physical pain as a distraction from overwhelming emotions
  • Cutting yourself with a sharp object

Many people have thought about self-harm or are currently using self-harm as a way to cope with their feelings. It may not feel like it, but you are not alone. Lots of people find it hard to manage overwhelming negative emotions.

Talking about how you feel can be difficult,, especially if you tend to bottle things up. But talking can offer you a healthy alternative for releasing negative emotions. Helpline counselors in Canada want to listen to you and support you. They can help you find ways to feel better without hurting yourself.

If you think you might need support with self harm today, consider contacting a helpline in Canada for free, confidential help.


Find A Helpline brand mark with two chat bubbles in a heart shape

Find A Helpline is a public service made with ♡ by ThroughLine. For business or commercial use, get in touch.


Copyright © 2024 ThroughLine Limited
All rights reserved.